Waste service strike

The waste service strike is now over and we have restarted service from 27 September 2023.

Over the next few weeks, our waste service team and private waste contractors will catch up on missed collections and street cleaning as quickly as possible.

We thank everyone for their patience and apologise for the inconvenience

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Air quality in Tower Hamlets is measured with an extensive monitoring network of 92 NO2 diffusion tubes and four automatic monitoring stations.

Our automatic monitoring stations measure a wide variety of pollutants, including NO2, PM10, PM2.5 and CO. For data analysis and historical data, please visit our 'Action plan and reports' page.

The map shows the locations of our air quality monitors and the data they produce. You can search an address to find the nearest monitoring locations. You can also toggle through different types of monitor, pollutant, and years of data using the "Layer List" in the top right corner. 


In addition to the monitoring network detailed above, the council is carrying out hyperlocal monitoring using a network of small monitors.

Some locations and data are available upon request. Please email Environmental.Protection@towerhamlets.gov.uk or call 020 7364 5000.

Other air quality monitoring within the borough includes the Breathe London project, available